Dr. Dr. Ellie,
What is the difference between Listerine and Closys. The Listerine burns my mouth. I am wondering if I could use the Closys in place of the Listerine with the same results.
Thanks for your time,
The Closys is great as a pre rinse because it does several things.
It is really good at preparing teeth for brushing, so go ahead and use it first before you brush.
Try diluting the Listerine even a teaspoon in a tumbler of water (even a quick rinse)! It helps to know that the active ingredients of Listerine are essential oils it is the oldest antiseptic.
It works on different bacteria from Closys.
Whether or not you manage to use Listerine is up to you. But ALWAYS finish up with the ACT or a xylitol rinse.
Closys helps REVERSE any gum disease Listerine PREVENTS it!
Used together you have an insurance policy against gum disease!
If you have more questions and would like to chat let me know and we can arrange a time.